A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again. Written by
In 1997 Renny Harlin was going to direct the film with Sylvester Stallone playing the lead, but Stallone asked too big paycheck and eventually neither Stallone or Harlin was involved in making the picture. See more »
The aurora Borealis, which is seen in several scenes by viewers in the borough of Queens, NY would be obscured by New York City's intense light pollution (and unlikely seen that far south as well). See more »
I don't know who you are, I don't know why you're doing this, but let me tell you something, asshole, you stay away from me and my family.
Listen, I don't know how this is, but it's me, little Chief.
Hey, hey, I am warning you, you touch my kid, I'll hunt you down 'til the day I die.
But you already died!
What are you talking about?
The Buxton fire.
Oh, and when did that happen, 30 years ago?
October 12th, 1969.
That's tomorrow, I ain't dyin in no fire tomorrow or any other day, ...
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Changing the past to affect the future may not be a new concept in film, but "Frequency" handles it deftly and with heart. The acting is superb, and as far as I can tell the plot is nearly airtight. It keeps you on your toes as the story twists in what feels like six directions at once and keeps you in emotional sync with the characters. The past/present connections are stirring and intriguing, especially the single-flash cuts at pivotal moments. This is one of the few movies about which I can honestly say, "I laughed, I cried, I was scared stupid." Truly the only good movie so far this year.
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